Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Geisha, originally uploaded by Ting 婷.

Model : Glynis
Hair/makeup/Costume: Ting
Photography/Art/Edit: Ting

This is the concept shoot that was done for Glynis to take part in the "Be Inspired, Japan" Contest. Please help to vote so she can win and I get the credit hahaha... She chose another picture out of the lot for the contest.

Go to this link and search for contestant : Glynis

Link :​STRAVEL.SG?sk=app_15243910​8153566

For this shoot, I met up with Glynis for shopping at Chinatown. This looks like she is wearing a kimono does it not? Nope, she was wearing a pyjamas and some scraps of cloth that we put together so that we could pull of the kimono feel. LOL.

For this shoot, I chose yellow and shocking pink as the makeup colours. Chose the fake lashes that were longer at the ends. Have to say we took reference on a couple of pictures we found on the internet when we were conceptualizing this. We had a lot of fun when we were preparing the shoot. I love how porcelain her skin was and it gave me a lesser issue with achieving the look. We hunted for white powder to put on her, a wig to help heighten the bun on her head. Found a great shop that sold beautiful embroidered fabric. The pyjamas that looked a little like kimono was about 15 SGD. LOL.

For the shoot I used two speedlites , 1 behind to light up the umbrella, 1 on the centre left front and one continuos light on her right slightly front.

Used my Nikkor 35mm F1.8 on my Nikon D90 to get this shot. Love the catchlight in her eyes. And her wonderful expression. Overall, I had great fun and totally enjoyed this.

Please support us by going to the link above and vote for Glynis!

Thanks for reading!


The soundtrack for the movie Memoirs of Geisha is so fabulous and inspiring

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